Fri. Nov 27th, 2020
Sabarimala temple performs first-ever musical puja for recovery of veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam from COVID-19


Chennai: In what is mentioned to be the to start with-ever this kind of instance in the historical past of the Sabarimala Ayyappan temple, the Devaswom board on its personal, has come forward to execute a specific puja for veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam. An ‘Usha Puja’ followed by a ‘Gaana-Archana’ (Musical providing) was carried out for Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity of the temple on Friday.

Following the puja rituals, a musician of the temple’s governing board played the Naadhaswaram, (a wind-primarily based instrument) to the tune of SPB’s nationwide award-winning song Shankara Naadhashareera from the movie Shakaranbharanam(1979). However this is a movie song, it is devoted to Lord Shiva. 

The 74-12 months outdated singer, who has won numerous nationwide awards and movie fare awards is in a essential affliction at the MGM hospital in Chennai. He was admitted on August five and considering the fact that then, his affliction has deteriorated and the singer is below ventilator and ECMO(Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) assistance in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The well known hill shrine in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district was opened on August 17 for month-to-month rituals but has been out of bounds for devotees, provided the COVID-19 pandemic recommendations. Below these conditions and taking into consideration the widespread prayers from people today, the temple’s governing entire body carried out the specific pujas for his recovery and effectively-getting. 

It is notable that the singer has sung many songs in praise of the deity Swami Ayyappa. In 2015, he was awarded the Harivarasanam award that is instituted by the Kerala Government and the Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages the temple. The award is provided to a particular person for their contribution to propagating the spirit of secularism, equanimity, and the universal brotherhood of Sabarimala by way of the songs.

His 2015 check out to the temple to get the award is mentioned to be his maiden check out. On acquiring the award, SPB had mentioned that music was his mom tongue and also sang his nationwide-award winning song from 1979 – Shankara Naadha Shareera. He had also mentioned that the Sabarimala Ayyappan temple was a universal area of worship exactly where religion, caste, creed, social standing did not matter, hence creating it a model for the rest of the planet. 

“This Usha Puja and specific ‘Gaana-Archana’ is for the recovery and effectively-getting of the excellent singer SPB. Cinema stars and commoners are praying for him alike and we have also spoken to his relatives. Musicians from the temple played 3 distinctive instruments as a component of the musical providing. Ganesh, a Naadhaswaram player had also played the tune of SPB’s iconic 1979 song which is broadly preferred across Kerala and all other southern states. This kind of a musical providing has never ever been created prior to, for an personal, at the temple,” mentioned a Travancore Devaswom Board Official. 

SPB, a Padma Bhushan awardee and numerous nationwide award winner has contributed as a playback singer, music director, actor, dubbing artist, movie producer predominantly in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. He has more than forty,000 songs to his credit score. 



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